Comfort Knitting

Flowers offer comfort and colour in a drab local.

The last week or so have been somewhat chaotic around my home.  An unexpected surgery for my MIL and now an extended hospital stay.  She is recovering well and we hope that the hospital stay won’t be too extended. 

With all of this unexpected hospital visiting I have been practising what I call “comfort knitting”!  My idea of comfort knitting is usually incorporates a highly repetitive, circular pattern, Ie – socks!!  

Bubble cable socks

Socks are easy to transport, easy to pick-up and  put down between small tasks and allow the mind to wander freely while sitting for an unknown span of time.  As a result my bubble cable sock is now into the heel flap and this first sock will probably be finished this weekend.

I have also been working on a circular scarf pattern.  The scarf will not be circular, but is constructed circularly.  It is going to be all edging. 

Openwork corner for Circular scarf - no name yet! Any suggestions?

This has worked well in the last week – lots of repetive circular knitting!

There are many books on the value of knitting as a calming and healing exercise.  The connections that can be forged from one knitter to another is in itself a healing force.  The Knitting Sutra, The Joy of Knitting and other books describe the writers belief in the healing of and connectivity of knitting as a moving experience.  I think that Elizabeth Zimmerman said it best – “Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crisis.”

Happy and Healing Knitting

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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